Can a Muslim Woman get a Bikini Wax?
Question: Is it permissible for a Muslim woman to have another woman give her a bikini wax?
Answer: According to Islamic law, it is prohibited to look at the genitals of another person, even if they are of the same gender. The only exceptions are a husband and wife looking at the genitals of each other or in cases of medical or legal necessity.
Sayyid Khamenei states in the Newly Asked Questions of his Farsi website: “Looking at the genitals of another person…is impermissible, unless there is a necessity, for instance the law or medical treatment…”
Sayyid Sistani states in Islamic Laws, ruling 2445: “It is haraam to look at the private parts of a baligh Muslim, even if it is seen behind the glass or reflected in the mirror, or clean water etc. As an obligatory precaution, it is also haraam to look at the genitals of a non-Muslim, and of a discerning Na-baligh child. However, wife and her husband can look at the entire body of each other.”
Hygienic procedures would not fall under the category of medical necessity. Therefore, exposing one’s private parts would be prohibited for a Brazilian Wax, unless the waxer is one’s husband. Regarding the bikini wax, if the private parts are exposed it would be impermissible. But, there would be no problem if the sister has her genitals covered while other woman waxes the areas around the genitals.
And Allah knows best.
Answered by Shaykh Hamid Waqar